Registered Children’s Home Manager

£40,000 - £45,000 yearly
  • J24 Resourcing
  • Derby, UK
  • Oct 01, 2021
Full time Registered Children’s Home Manager

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Children’s Home Manager

Location: DERBY

Reports to: Director/Responsible Individual

Organisational Relationships:

The post holder will be accountable to the Director and Responsible Individual. The Registered Manager will be responsible for all staff working within or from the Children’s Home as identified by the Director.

 

Description of Role:

The post holder will be responsible for managing all aspects of running the Home, for medium to long term planned placements whilst ensuring young people are supported and prepared to move on to independent living. To ensure that high levels of emotional and physical care, appropriate activities, comfortable accommodation, and the service of keyworkers are planned, provided, and applied in accordance with home’s Procedures and Strategies. To ensure that rotas are delivered on time to all staff using software provided. To act as the designated safeguarding lead in the home.

 Context of the Post:

This post has been identified as being specific to the Statement of Purpose relating to the services provision of a medium to a long-term placement home. The post holder will be the ‘Registered Manager’ for the home as specified in the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001 and amended regulations 2015 required to fulfil the obligations set out in the National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes 2002. The home will provide medium to long-term placements for young people where the plan indicates this to be the most suitable intervention. Therefore, emotional sustainability, sound partnership practice, verbal and written communication techniques, the ability to form lasting relationships, commitment to working issues through, to be tenacious in working in a planned way to achieve the best outcomes for the young person through establishing small achievable targets are required.

Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Post:

To be responsible for the management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for young people referred and/or accommodated within the home.

  • To promote the practice of working in partnership with young people, their families, other staff within the care home, and other agencies, in order to meet the needs of young people.
  • To ensure that staff understand and implement the companies Child Protection Procedures.
  • To provide effective leadership by implementing organisational strategies, in order to enable objectives of the home to be achieved.
  • To promote team development and effective team working.
  • To maximise the effectiveness of staff through motivation, development and the application of personnel policies.
  • To ensure that there is a Statement of Purpose in place, which is appropriate to the needs of young people and outlines qualifications, experience and expertise of the staff employed within the home.
  • To set and review targets and objectives for the home’s staff team in order to ensure that the day-to-day running of the home is focused and has clear direction.
  • To provide operational management of the staff team and to deploy appropriate staff resources in order that key tasks are fulfilled.
  • To ensure that sufficient back up resources are available in emergency/out of hours situations including participation in an out of hours ‘On-Call’ and waking nights rota.
  • To have line management responsibilities for a staff team, ensuring that all staff receive appropriate induction, supervision and appraisal.
  • To be responsible for ensuring a full flow of information into and out of the team and to develop effective communication strategies and systems which assist staff in the operation of their duties.
  • To be responsible for the effective management and development of a range of quality direct services to young people. To ensure that the policies and procedures of are implemented.
  • To actively participate in recruitment, grievance, disciplinary, health and safety and other staffing matters with support from the Director.
  • To ensure that staff training and development needs are identified and ensuring that those needs are met. To assist in training staff as required.

To ensure that all Health and Safety Regulations are complied with in accordance with policies, procedures and practices.

  • To regularly inspect the condition of the structure, fabric, furnishings and fittings of the building to ensure that all necessary equipment, etc. is in good working order and of a reasonable and acceptable standard of repair.
  • To ensure that effective finance budgets, control, administration and records comply with expectations and procedures.
  • To promote and implement the companies Equality and Diversity policies and procedures.

To undertake any other such duties as required by the Director,

Common Duties and Responsibilities

Quality Assurance

To set, monitor and evaluate standards at individual, team performance and service quality so that the user and Company requirements are met and that the highest standards are maintained.

Communication

To establish and manage the team communications systems ensuring that the Company procedures, policies, strategies and objectives are effectively communicated to all team members.

Professional Practice

To ensure that professional practice in the team is carried out to the highest standards and developed in line with the Company stated objectives of continual improvement in quality of its service to internal and external customers.

Health and Safety

To ensure that the Health and Safety policy, organisation arrangements and procedures as they related to areas, activities and personnel under your control are understood, implemented

and monitored.

General Management

To provide vision and leadership to staff within a specialist team, ensuring that effective systems are in place for workload allocation and management, the application of policies and procedures, including those relating to equality, supervision and appraisal and all aspects of their performance, personal development, health and welfare.

 

Financial Management

To manage a designated budget (as required) ensuring that the company achieves value for money in all circumstances through the monitoring and control of expenditure and the early identification of any financial irregularity.

Supervision and Appraisal

All members of staff will receive supervision and appraisal and it is the responsibility of each member of staff to follow procedure in respect of supervision and appraisal.

 

Equality and Diversity

As an organisation we are committed to promoting a just society that gives everyone an equal chance to learn, work and live free from discrimination and prejudice. To ensure our commitment is put into practice we have developed policies, which will seek to remove any barriers to equality of opportunity and to eliminate unfair and unlawful discrimination.

These policies apply to all employees.

Confidentiality

All members of staff are required to undertake that they will not divulge to anyone personal and/or confidential information to which they may have access during the course of their work.

 

Induction

Your Company has in place an induction programme designed to help new employees to become effective in their roles and to find their way in the organisation.

Physical Conditions and Location

Location: your location

 

Pay and Conditions

Starting Salary: up to £40,000

Leave: 6 weeks per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week

Responsible to: Director of your company

Probation: Appointments are subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period, normally 6 months. DBS: An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this post.  Smoking: Your attention is drawn to the fact that your company has a ‘No Smoking’ policy at all of its establishments.

 

Legal and Statutory Responsibilities

All staff must be prepared to comply with Your Company Health and Safety policies and attend relevant statutory training as required. Your Company is committed to diversity and inclusion of staff and service users. All staff are required to demonstrate their commitment to these policies in their day to day work and to treat others with dignity and respect at all times.


 

Corporate Responsibilities

All staff are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the vision, aims and core principles of Your Company and be prepared to contribute towards these aims within their staff team.

 

Person Specification: Registered Residential Manager

 

FACTOR ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Qualifications NVQ Level 5 in Childcare or Equivalent

DipSW or equivalent

NVQ Level 4 Leadership and Management

NVQ Level 3 and working towards higher achievement

Application Form

Experience

3 years experience working with children in the last 5 years and at least 1 year at senior level Supervision or management experience Working with children, young people and their families

Work in a residential setting Inter-agency work

Excellent opportunity of career progression from a Deputy to Residential Manager

 

Any of the following:

Budget management

Familiarity of IT systems

Developing and monitoring systems Human resources practices Supervision and delivery of training, e.g. NVQ Assessor

Organising and co-ordinating delivery of services

Application Form

Knowledge and Understanding

Children Act 1989 and associated regulations and practice guidance e.g

Procedures including Child Protection and

Safeguarding                                    

Policies including Assessing Outcomes, Children’s

Rights, Equality and Diversity

National Minimum Standards and Children’s

Homes Regulations

Care Planning and reviewing processes

Risk and risk management

 

Any of the following:

Human resources practices

Range of social care services provided to children and young people

Working knowledge of quality assurance systems

Health and Safety Regulations

Selection process Work examples

Skills and Abilities

Stability:

Emotional resilience and maturity.

Balanced perspective

Creativity:

Ability to be imaginative but practical about childcare Drive to see things through

Flexibility:

Capable of performing a wide variety of tasks

Ability to sustain and work through placement issues thus reducing unnecessary moves for young people

Fitness:

To be ‘fit’ to manage the home in accordance with current Children’s Homes Regulations and National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes

Selection process References

Personality profile CRB check

‘Fitness’ Interview with Ofsted

Hours per week

40

Client

J24 Residential Homes